Category: Rates

  • New Season, Updated Rates

    It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Given the realities of inflation, I’ve had to update my Rates page. My new rate for 2022 is $40 per 5K words for copyediting or a copyediting/developmental package. However, I now offer 10% copyediting discounts to clients who find me through Kboards or who are members of the Wide […]

  • New Service: a Flat Rate for Developmental Editing!

    Silly me… I should have notified folks that I was back from my holiday break. Well, now I am officially doing so, and I have a new offering for writers who are looking for developmental editing on their manuscripts only—writers new to self-publishing and authors of first books may particularly need this. So, for developmental […]

  • Rate Drop!

    The Dow is not the only thing that’s dropping… I wanted to make sure my rates were in line with other editing services out there and so, starting today, I decided to lower copyediting rates across the board to a very affordable .006 per word as we head into the fall. Check out my Rates […]

  • Too Darned Hot :) New 10% Off Deal All Summer Starts Now!

    We’ve had VERY unusual weather for the Bay Area this week — it was 97 degrees in San Francisco yesterday, and a similar temperature today. I’m wishing I was at the seaside with a bucket and spade! My spring sale was good. A new client called B.W. McKay had me copyedit two of his long […]

  • Happy National Grammar Day!

    March 4 is National Grammar Day in the U.S.  To celebrate, in the midst of this endless winter, I’m offering a sweet, limited-time deal for new clients: Take 30 percent off my regular editing rates! This applies to short jobs as well as long ones, but does not apply to proofreading. New clients only, please. […]

  • Easter Specials!

    I rarely post editing specials, but now is the time. I’ve finished writing a book and my funds are a little depleted. So I’m very motivated to work with new clients, especially those who are hesitating about the prices for editing but would like to get a really good, thorough copyedit! These deals will extend […]

  • When Style Guides Agree…

    Everything changes. The Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style used to be two very different animals. AP was for newspapers and magazines, the world of hard type and lead slugs and timelines. Chicago was for books and the world of traditional publishing. AP didn’t take the Oxford (or serial) comma; Chicago did. AP […]

  • Time Marches Onward…

    The birthday cake in the pic marks Edit for Indies‘ first five years in existence! I realized when I looked at my records just now that I did my first real freelance job under the Edit for Indies name in May 2012. I have also recently passed invoice #300, another milestone! It is true that […]

  • Seasonal Check-in

    Greetings! I tend to mostly post here in spring and fall, for some reason. This is my “fall” post and I have done some much-needed housekeeping on the site. Updates included minor tweaks to my rates (non-fiction editing is now one cent per word), though I have kept my rates stable, as I know this […]

  • Summer 2014 Wrap-up

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the writers’ poll! The results stayed fairly steady: Sci-Fi/Fantasy was number one and Romance came in at #2, followed by a tie between Literary Fiction and “Other.” I realize that I didn’t set an option for nonfiction books, which probably make up a large chunk of the “other” responses. Due to several recent […]